Following his closed-door session with the House Intelligence Committee, Roger Stone — a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump — said that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort expects to be charged in the Russia probe.
Speaking with reporters at the Capitol, Stone said that Manafort’s attorneys gave his own the news that they’re expecting an indictment.
“I believe his attorneys informed my attorneys of that,” Stone said. “They seem to know neither when, nor what the charge may be.”
Stone went on to dismiss the closed-door proceeding in which he participated Tuesday as a dog and pony show of sorts.
“It’s a political exercise,” Stone said. “They make the charges for you in a public forum for maximum coverage to benefit their U.S. Senate campaign, or their reelection. But they only allow you to respond behind closed doors, and they won’t even allow the release of a transcript. It really puts you at an extraordinarily unfair advantage.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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